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US citizen to marry a divorced Thai woman. What are the required documents?

This marriage will not need to be registered at the US Embassy, correct?

Thanks in advance!

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US citizen to marry a divorced Thai woman. What are the required documents?

This marriage will not need to be registered at the US Embassy, correct?

Thanks in advance!

Here's the link. Our son went to the US Embassy prior to getting married in Bangkok. All I know is they got married one day later than planned because his missed one step of the paperwork!

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service/marriage.html

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US citizen to marry a divorced Thai woman. What are the required documents?

This marriage will not need to be registered at the US Embassy, correct?

Thanks in advance!

Here's the link. Our son went to the US Embassy prior to getting married in Bangkok. All I know is they got married one day later than planned because his missed one step of the paperwork!

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service/marriage.html

I just got married in Thailand to a Thai woman. your fiance should go to her local amphur and get the paperwork needed to show that she is divorced and can marry again. My wife was single and had to get papers from her amphur stating that she was single and could marry. In my case i had to go to the U.S. Embassy in bangkok and get noterized papers stating that i was in fact divorced and another form giving me permission from the embassy to marry. both forms are downloadable on the embassy website but you can ask for them at the window. it saves time if you already have them filled out though. After you get those two noterized forms from the embassy, take them across the street to the translater, they are located on the 7th floor of that building(cost 600 baht). After your papers are translated into thai, you take them to the ministery of foriegn affairs and they will put an official seal on them, i waited about two hours(cost 1700 baht). after that, go to the amphur and register as married. when we went to register, they asked me to bring a translater, which delayed us by two days but luckily my new sister in laws husband is a translater for the high court over there. i was a little upset because after the two day delay and getting the translater to come with us, they only asked me two questions. as for taking your marriage certificate to the embassy, you do not have to if you don't want to. But do get it translated into english before coming home, it is cheaper over there. i did not have the time and now will pay 80 bucks.

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US citizen to marry a divorced Thai woman. What are the required documents?

This marriage will not need to be registered at the US Embassy, correct?

Thanks in advance!

Here's the link. Our son went to the US Embassy prior to getting married in Bangkok. All I know is they got married one day later than planned because his missed one step of the paperwork!

http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service/marriage.html

I just got married in Thailand to a Thai woman. your fiance should go to her local amphur and get the paperwork needed to show that she is divorced and can marry again. My wife was single and had to get papers from her amphur stating that she was single and could marry. In my case i had to go to the U.S. Embassy in bangkok and get noterized papers stating that i was in fact divorced and another form giving me permission from the embassy to marry. both forms are downloadable on the embassy website but you can ask for them at the window. it saves time if you already have them filled out though. After you get those two noterized forms from the embassy, take them across the street to the translater, they are located on the 7th floor of that building(cost 600 baht). After your papers are translated into thai, you take them to the ministery of foriegn affairs and they will put an official seal on them, i waited about two hours(cost 1700 baht). after that, go to the amphur and register as married. when we went to register, they asked me to bring a translater, which delayed us by two days but luckily my new sister in laws husband is a translater for the high court over there. i was a little upset because after the two day delay and getting the translater to come with us, they only asked me two questions. as for taking your marriage certificate to the embassy, you do not have to if you don't want to. But do get it translated into english before coming home, it is cheaper over there. i did not have the time and now will pay 80 bucks.

Almost the same for me (except Rin did not have to get a single certificate). I had the translator take the US embassy forms and translations to the MFA for certification stamp (paid them 2,000 baht vs. the 1,700 the MFA charged). For the marriage at the amphur, I don't read or speak Thai, but did not have a translator (the guy doing the paperwork spoke some english). We were married at Bangrak amphur (in Bangkok) where alot of marriages are conducted (particularly with foreigners). We also had all the documents translated in Bangkok and spent about 20 USD.

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Same here, Just did it in March. GO to the US embassy and take your divorce papers (if needed) to get the US gov't availabilty to marry form. Pay your fee at another window. take them and your wifes divorce papers, home book, Id card, and able to marry docs to the Amphur. Agree with the idea of get everythng officially translated while in Thailand.

We went to a place across the street from the Embassy.

Master Class Translation Service

Maxim House Building 2nd floor

Room 202A

112 Wireless Rd.

Tel. 0-2651-4266

email: mctbangkok@msn.com

they were very efficient. Did the translation work, took us to the amphur and made sure everything was

done right. very organized. a tad expensive, I remember, but the whole thing was done quickly and efficiently.

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Pretty much the same here. We were married in May. I only had a very short time for the trip and we ran a bit short on time due to mail delay (Buddha holiday) and just squeaked in. My wife met me in Bkk and I had early (1st) appointment at US Embassy next morning. Never mind appointment, just get there early, take a number and wait. I had to provide proof of divorce also so had to have 2 documents notorized. We chose a translation service listed by the Embassy that would, for a reasonable fee, translate the documents, take to Thai office for stamp, and send by mail to us, thereby enabling us to go on to Udonthani. The papers did make in time, we had one day to get the marriage done. Luckily she has an uncle that speaks some english and is pretty knowledgeable. We went to the local amphur and struck out. The official wanted a Thai translation of my passport, pure bull. We left and went to the amphur near her uncle's residence, took a bit of time to get there. With the delay at the first and the drive to the 2nd it was now near noon. It was quickly obvious that this amphur did not do many farang/Thai marriages and time was running out. A friday afternoon at any government office is not a good time to get anything even slightly complicated done (I am a government employee) and it was not looking good. Uncle to the rescue, for a little under the table money, 3 people, including the head of the department, work through lunch, finally deciding what has to be done and low and behold we are presented with our official marriage certificates. Not exactly like I had envisioned, but This Is Thailand. We will have the monks do the marriage ceramony in Dec.

As a side, we will not be living in the states, neither of us have any desire to do so, but she does wish to visit for a month before I finish work. Seems like a lot of hassle just to get a visa for her to do so.

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Pretty much the same here. We were married in May. I only had a very short time for the trip and we ran a bit short on time due to mail delay (Buddha holiday) and just squeaked in. My wife met me in Bkk and I had early (1st) appointment at US Embassy next morning. Never mind appointment, just get there early, take a number and wait. I had to provide proof of divorce also so had to have 2 documents notorized. We chose a translation service listed by the Embassy that would, for a reasonable fee, translate the documents, take to Thai office for stamp, and send by mail to us, thereby enabling us to go on to Udonthani. The papers did make in time, we had one day to get the marriage done. Luckily she has an uncle that speaks some english and is pretty knowledgeable. We went to the local amphur and struck out. The official wanted a Thai translation of my passport, pure bull. We left and went to the amphur near her uncle's residence, took a bit of time to get there. With the delay at the first and the drive to the 2nd it was now near noon. It was quickly obvious that this amphur did not do many farang/Thai marriages and time was running out. A friday afternoon at any government office is not a good time to get anything even slightly complicated done (I am a government employee) and it was not looking good. Uncle to the rescue, for a little under the table money, 3 people, including the head of the department, work through lunch, finally deciding what has to be done and low and behold we are presented with our official marriage certificates. Not exactly like I had envisioned, but This Is Thailand. We will have the monks do the marriage ceramony in Dec.

As a side, we will not be living in the states, neither of us have any desire to do so, but she does wish to visit for a month before I finish work. Seems like a lot of hassle just to get a visa for her to do so.

Something to think about. If you are going for a K-3 or CR-1 visa, I believe for it to stay valid you have to be in the US for a certain amount of time, or they consider the visa abandoned. I know I saw that in a few places on this board. (I think something like 18 months over a 3 year period.) It almost sounds like you are going to get the visa so you can use it as a tourist visa, it will probably work for the first trip or two to the US. When I lived in Bangkok, I was told that being married to a Thai, and trying to have her get a tourist visa, would be next to impossible because the US thinks she will come on the visa, and not return to Thailand. She would have to prove that she has a job, and probably own a house so they think she will return to Thailand.


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